Phil Thompson has revealed the two players that he would like to see former club Liverpool bring in this summer.

The ​Liverpool Echo reported on Thompson’s summer wishlist after the Reds legend previewed the 2016/17 campaign on Sky Sports.

The 62-year-old said that he would like manager Jurgen Klopp to bolster his striking options by attempting to bring Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain to Anfield.

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And the ex-defender also stated that he would love to see Liverpool reunite with Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso, despite the Spaniard entering the twilight of his playing career.

​Thompson said: “If Christian Benteke and Mario Balotelli go, then I’d still like to see another striker come in.

“I’ve been saying for a few years that I’d like to see Liverpool try and tempt Gonzalo Higuain away from Napoli.

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“Another one, after Pep Guardiola left Bayern, would be to bring Xabi Alonso back to do a Gary McAllister and spend his final few years with Liverpool.

“I think it would help Emre Can and Jordan Henderson understand the role and I still think he’s one of the best passers around. I know he loved every minute of his time with Liverpool.”

Thompson was also quizzed on who he’d like to see given more time to showcase their talents in L4.

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The seven-time league champion replied that Wales midfielder Joe Allen should be handed further opportunities to shine for Liverpool, in spite of rumours linking him with a move away.

He added: “I’d also like to see Joe Allen stay and I’ve been saying that for a long time. He was one of our most consistent performers after Christmas, and deserves a new deal and more playing time.”

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